The British Beekeepers' Association
Honey Survey

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Please tell us how you got on this year

The BBKA was asked this summer whether beekeepers would be getting a better honey crop this year.  Rather than guess or base our response on our own individual experiences, we would like to hear the views of as many BBKA members as possible.

Please spare a few minutes to tell us about your honey crop this year and where your bees went to forage.  The information will be used to help us build of a picture of this season's honey crop, region by region.

You could win one of two B&Q gift cards worth £50 each.

We are hoping at least 1,000 of you will take part, and as encouragement, B&Q which is a corporate member of the BBKA, has kindly donated two  £50  vouchers to go into a prize draw for two completed questionnaires drawn from a hat.

Which ever way you choose, thank you for taking part, please reply by Friday 15th October 2010 at the latest.

You will be able to read the survey results in the next issue of BBKA News.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Brian Ripley BBKA Chairman

Please press the "next" button to start the survey

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2. How many hives do you have?

Please write in how many hives you either own or were wholly responsible for on September 30th 2010, even if you have had more or fewer hives at different times of the year.

If you keep your hives at more than one site, please could you tell us how many different sites or apiaries you had on September 30th 2010.
   
   
3. How many lbs of honey did you get this year?

Please write in how much honey you had taken from your hives by September 30th 2010 to the nearest 1lb, including an estimate of how many lbs this will mean if some of your honey is still on frames, but out the hive, waiting to be drawn off.

If you are a new beekeeper this year and therefore don't have any honey yet, please just select the 'new' circle
 
  New  
4. About how much more or less honey was this than last year?

Please write in how much more or less this is compared to the same time last year to the nearest 1lb in either the ‘more’ or the ‘less’ box.  If this is roughly the same as last year please select ‘ same’. If this your first year of honey please can you select the 'first year' circle
   
   
  Same  
  First year  
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6. How much of the following sources of food (nectar & pollen) have been available for your bees in the past year?

Please select one box for each row, as relevant for your bees.  If this your first year of honey please can you select the 'first year' circle
           
  Garden flowers and shrubs          
  Garden vegetables          
  Fruit trees in gardens or orchards          
  Other types of trees          
  Hedgerows          
  Heather moor or heath land          
  Farmers or market gardeners crops          
   
   
7. How would you describe the type of area you keep your hives in?
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9. Would you like to be entered into the prize draw to win one of two £50 B&Q gift cards?
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Thank you for taking part in our survey. Please press the "submit" button to finish.

 
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